Tranmere Rovers FC officials have confirmed discussions about the possibility of building a new stadium.

The English Football League One club’s vice-chairman Nicola Palios said it is looking into potential plans for a new home ground, though talks are at an early stage. She said it would be a “massive and complicated project” for the Merseyside club, which has been based at 16,500-capacity Prenton Park for more than a century.

Palios told Business Live: “It’s about more than one consideration – not just about crowd sizes, but also about being able to generate other incomes to sustain the football club for the long term – and about whether moving stadium would benefit the wider community.”

The stadia would be a “modern, state-of-the-art facility” if plans moved forward, including a concert venue to help “make Wirral a more attractive place to live and visit.”

The club executive did not expand upon any details about the potential new stadium, but added: “We have mooted it and we do talk to people about it from time to time. It would be a massive and complicated project. The idea is on the drawing board at this stage.”

Tranmere will this weekend kick off its third-tier campaign following two successive promotions from the National League and League Two.

Tranmere has played at its current home since 1912 when the stadium first opened. It was renovated in 1995 in response to the requirement of the Taylor Report to become all-seater.

The stadium, which is owned by Tranmere Rovers, also plays host to Women’s Super League club Liverpool FC and its reserve squad.

Image: Tranmere Park